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Ridge Monte Bello

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The annual offer of Ridge Monte Bello is always eagerly awaited by its many fans. Even if you are just venturing into the world of fine wine for the first time, this is the offer for you. Over my 35 years in the wine business I have been lucky enough to taste Ridge Monte Bello […]

WSET Courses

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JN Wine is accredited to run the (WSET) courses. The WSET courses provide nationally-recognised qualifications for Wine Industry professionals and enthusiastic amateurs. The courses are all examined and certificated within a QCA-approved National Qualifications Framework. WSET courses are the backbone of the wine industry in the UK and Ireland and a must for anybody considering […]

Preface – A Great Debut!

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Rugby, skiing, wine: an interesting combo and I think it is fair to assume that many of you have an interest in at least 2 of the 3! Preface is a story of 3 guys: Serge, Julien and Thomas linked by these 3  interests. Serge owns a ski chalet in Morzine and we know some […]

Exciting Rustenberg Pre-Release Offer

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During a tasting with visiting vigneron Simon Barlow last year, we got the first hints that great things were on the horizon.  Neal Martin, star reviewer from Robert Parker’s cohort had met with his son Murray for a tasting and they were just waiting to see the scores. The scores are in and they are […]

Chateau St Jacques d’Albas

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Englishman Graham Nutter bought the Chateau Saint Jacques d’Albas estate in this picturesque corner of the Languedoc back in 2001 and immediately set about radically improving viticulture, revitalising the soils, introducing organic practices, reducing the yields, and cancelling all the cooperative contracts.  They set about converting the barn into a winery and the stables were […]

Spring Style Cases

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Banish those Winter Blues with our Spring Style Cases! Spring is in the air, the sun is starting to appear from behind the clouds, and as always, our thoughts have turned to wine! We’ve created some delicious new mixed cases to celebrate the changing of the seasons. These cases are designed around 4 wine styles […]

Mother’s Day Treats

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Of course our appreciation for mothers or motherly figures in our lives should not be restricted to one day a year. But Mothering Sunday gives us an excuse to show our appreciation to those who invest love, time and work into our families. Alongside the homemade cards and breakfast in bed there also room for […]

JN Gems – Everyday Treasures From Your Independent Wine Merchant

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JNWine have put together 12 bottles of our best value and most popular everyday drinking wines. Whether you are looking for a wine to enjoy by yourself, with friends or with food, this selection of 6 red and 6 white wines covers all your needs. That glass of wine at the end of the day […]

For The Love of Champagne!

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Whether Valentine’s Day is your thing or not, the very existence of a Champagne as good as this is something to be celebrated and if you love champagne as much as we do you don’t want to miss out on this special offer. Just until this weekend, you will receive a complimentary half bottle of […]

Tasty Tasting with Luis from Soalheiro

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In the hills of Melgaço lies one of the finest Alvarinho estates of all – Quinta de Soalheiro. Having fully converted to organic practices in recent years, the estate has been steadily building a reputation for producing the finest Alvarinhos in northern Portugal. When Jim first met with João and his son Luis he was impressed […]

Art, Wine & Food Event

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2016 Pourings From KC Fine Art and JN Wine Kathryn Callaghan lives and works in Co Down and creates work inspired by the beautiful world around her. Her work is created with a honey-like mix of ink and gel, which is poured freestyle onto the image surface.  Free from pencil marks, she intends to evoke […]